The Scarlet Letter is a 1922 British silent drama film directed by Challis Sanderson and starring Sybil Thorndike, Tony Fraser and Dick Webb.It is an adaptation of the 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Dame Agnes Sybil Thorndike was an English actress who toured internationally in Shakespearean productions, often appearing with her husband Lewis Casson. Bernard Shaw wrote Saint Joan specially for her, and she starred in it with great success. She was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1931, and Companion of Honour in 1970.
Richard Michael "Kip" Carpenter was an English screenwriter, author, and actor who created a number of British television series, including Robin of Sherwood and Catweazle.
Sir Lewis Thomas Casson MC was an English actor and theatre director, and the husband of actress Dame Sybil Thorndike.
The Scarlet Letter is an 1850 novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Arthur Russell Thorndike was a British actor and novelist, best known for the Doctor Syn of Romney Marsh novels. Less well-known than his sister Sybil but equally versatile, Russell Thorndike's first love was writing and, after serving in World War I, he devoted himself to it.
Hester Prynne is the protagonist of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter. She is portrayed as a woman condemned by her Puritan neighbors. The character has been called "among the first and most important female protagonists in American literature".
A Gentleman of Paris is a 1931 British crime drama film directed by Sinclair Hill and starring Arthur Wontner, Vanda Gréville and Hugh Williams. It is based on the story "His Honour, the Judge" by Niranjan Pal.
The Potting Shed is a 1957 play by Graham Greene in three acts. The psychological drama centers on a secret held by the Callifer family for nearly thirty years.
Saville Esmé Percy was an English film actor. He appeared in 40 films between 1930 and 1956. He was born in London and died in Brighton.
Macbeth is a black and white 1922 film adaptation of the William Shakespeare play Macbeth. It was the last silent film version of that play produced, and the eighth film adaptation of the play. It was directed by H. B. Parkinson and produced by Frank Miller.
Fram is a 2008 play by Tony Harrison. It uses the story of the Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen's attempt to reach the North Pole, and his subsequent campaign to relieve famine in the Soviet Union to explore the role of art in a world beset by seemingly greater issues. It is named after Fram, the ship built for Nansen for his Arctic journey, and subsequently used by Roald Amundsen to reach the South Pole.
Sybil Arundale was an English stage and film actress born Sybil Kelly.
Dawn is a 1928 British silent war film directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Sybil Thorndike, Gordon Craig and Marie Ault. It was produced by Wilcox for his British & Dominions Film Corporation. The film was made at Cricklewood Studios with sets designed by Clifford Pember.
Esmeralda is a 1922 British silent film and an adaptation of the 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo, with more emphasis on the character of the gypsy girl rather than Quasimodo. It was directed by Edwin J. Collins and starred Sybil Thorndike as Esmeralda and Booth Conway as the hunchback. The film is considered lost, but extant still photos show a 40-year-old Thorndike who appears to be too old for the role of the young and virginal Esmeralda. This version emphasized romance and melodrama over horror.
The Forbidden Street is a 1949 British melodrama film directed by Jean Negulesco and starring Dana Andrews, Maureen O'Hara, Sybil Thorndike, Fay Compton and A. E. Matthews. In Victorian London, a young woman marries a poor drunken artist and struggles to make ends meet. After his death, she takes in a lodger and she soon falls in love with him.
Alive and Kicking is a 1959 British comedy film directed by Cyril Frankel and starring Sybil Thorndike, Kathleen Harrison, Estelle Winwood and Stanley Holloway with Richard Harris making his film debut. Its plot follows three women who grow dissatisfied with their lives in a retirement home and escape in order to search for fresh enjoyment and adventure. They eventually end up running a successful cottage industry sweater business on a remote island offshore of Ireland,.
The following is a list of references to the 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne in popular culture.
Boy Trouble is a 1939 American film starring Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland, Donald O'Connor, and Billy Lee.
Dick Webb was a British stage and film actor of the Silent era.
Moth and Rust is a 1921 British silent drama film directed by Sidney Morgan and starring Sybil Thorndike, Malvina Longfellow and Langhorn Burton.
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